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Tanzanian authorities pre-emptively arrested citizens using social media to promote the protest on April 26

Press freedom is facing new threats in major democracies as well as in repressive states, where authorities are censorship social media after reducing the independence of traditional outlets. 

Armenians have been able to hold the country’s most powerful political figure accountable through public demonstrations, an event significant for the entire region.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to today’s decision of the Tagansky District Court in Moscow to block the popular instant messaging app Telegram. 

Attacks on opposition parties, the press, and civil society organizations are becoming the norm in Central and Eastern Europe as the spread of illiberal politics undermines the foundations and prospects for democracy, according to Nations in Transit 2018.

The United States Congress will vote on U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.Res.128, an important tool to encourage the Government of Ethiopia to make good on recent promises of reforms.

Freedom House issued a statement in response to the ascension of Mokgweetsi Masisi as president of Botswana, replacing Ian Khama, the outgoing president and son of liberation icon Seretse Khama.

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